Top 5 Headlines 10/24: Chiefs Need Improved Return Game

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1. Chiefs need the help return game is capable of providing

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

" The Kansas City Chiefs last year set an NFL record for kickoff return average and scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns. This year, they're near the bottom of the league in return average and their longest return is a feeble 37 yards.

"We're a little bit disappointed right now," special teams coordinator Dave Toub said. "We've had some breakdowns. It's one guy here, one guy there. We just haven't been able to pop one yet. It's a long season. We're just going to keep plugging away and eventually they'll start coming, hopefully sooner rather than later." "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson relishes first career reception

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs rookie receiver Albert Wilson originally thought his first NFL reception would not be a big deal.

Then he made his first catch, an 11-yard grab in the third quarter of the Chiefs' 23-20 win over the Chargers on Sunday. "    READ MORE…

3. Governor's Cup has added meaning in the regular season between Chiefs and Rams

By Randy Covtiz - The Kansas City Star

"The collection of hardware is displayed proudly in a glass case in the lobby of the St. Louis Rams headquarters.

It includes the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy … the George Halas NFC Championship trophy … Marshall Faulk's MVP award … and The Governor's Cup. "    READ MORE…

4. After getting knocked out by Rams 2 years ago, Chiefs QB Alex Smith takes another shot at them

By AP - Fox

"The future and fortunes of the Kansas City Chiefs changed dramatically by what happened in St. Louis two years ago, in the early stages of a game that they weren't even playing.

The San Francisco 49ers had visited the Edward Jones Dome to play the Rams. Alex Smith was their quarterback. On a play late in the first quarter, Smith was scrambling when he took a shot from linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar to the back of his neck. Dazed, Smith remained in the game, only to get sacked three plays later and clobbered again on a fourth-and-1 keeper."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs players, coaches are Royals fans, too

By Vahe Gregorian - The Kansas City Star

"Surely just like thousands of other Royals devotees, Dustin Colquitt has stayed true to his rituals during their mad dash through the playoffs and, now, into the World Series.

"I wore my George Brett jersey all day yesterday; I've been wearing it, I think, for two weeks now," he said Wednesday. "I have not washed it. I haven't touched it. I've been wearing it for everything." "    READ MORE…

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